Accessing database through HTTP/CGI
Posted on 1998-03-08
This is a complement to a previous question about accessing a database through the Internet. From the answer I got, I have decided that the simplest way to do it would be to use HTTP and a CGI program on the server.
I already purchased the IMS component from Argosoft which contains an HTTP implementation. From what I understand, I need to write a CGI program that will access the database on the server.
Question 1: Should I use Delphi to write the CGI program ? If so, is the CGIExpert component a good choice ?
Question 2: Does that mean that if the server is running Windows NT then I can use a single user version of Interbase as a database (what comes with Delphi Professional) ?
Question 3: What about BDE ? If I use Interbase, will I have to install BDE on the server that runs my CGI written in Delphi ?
I am new with CGI so if you could direct me to an example that would be great.